Tag Archives: International

While the US cuts abortion access, Australia likely to increase it

TweetGood news, antipodean abortion lovers! The Australian government announced today that RU486, the abortion pill, is one step closer to being included in the government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, making it easier for patients to afford. How easy? Like, between $12 and $36 easy. Which is a far cry from its current cost of $300-$800 (which is [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetUrge the White House to recognize non-binary genders. Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself. Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT? Support the #NotBuyingIt app! Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian. A response to Chloe’s piece on “bad” bodies and “bad” feminists. A Horace School alum speaks out about sexual abuse at the school (reported on [...]
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Quick hit: New protests over sexual violence in India

Tweet**Trigger warning** New protests have erupted in Delhi after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at her school. The BBC reports: Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been taken for treatment. Teachers and security guards at the government school are being questioned over the alleged assault, [...]
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What matters

TweetHer name was Reeva Steenkamp, and she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend this week. That’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter that he’s an Olympic track star. It doesn’t matter that she was blonde and “leggy.” It doesn’t matter that she posed for “bikini clad, vamping photo spreads” or spoke out against rape. What [...]
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While not perfect, #1billionrising is a step in the right direction

TweetOne Billion Rising is a global movement started by playwright and V- day founder Eve Ensler. Today on the 15th anniversary of V-day, in cities across the globe, survivors and allies are gathering in solidarity to bring awareness to the epidemic of violence against women by  dancing flash mob style. ONE BILLION RISING IS: A [...]
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